What’s at Stake in the Split ACA Court Decisions?

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<p>Last week, two federal courts came to opposite conclusions about the Affordable Care Act’s tax subsidies for health insurance. At issue was an IRS regulation that interprets the law to mean that subsidies should be available in all states, not just ones that run their own insurance marketplace.</p><p>In a new blog post, Sara Rosenbaum of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services explains the stakes in the cases. For the millions who have been helped by the ACA, a loss of subsidies means that health insurance would become unaffordable. In that case, only the sickest people would buy health plans, raising premiums and leading to a collapse of the individual insurance market under the law’s reforms.</p>
<p>Rosenbaum examines the basis for the rulings—and what happens next—on The Commonwealth Fund Blog.</p>

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/newsletters/ealerts/2014/jul/a-guide-to-the-recent-court-decisions-on-aca-insurance-subsidies Read the post.